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The Viking settlers were well aware of the distances over 1,000 years ago. It is easy to conclude that once they arrived, they stayed put. On the contrary, according to the Sagas, Vikings spent more time trading than they did pillaging.
They traveled far and wide with routes extending to Northern Europe, the Volga River, south to Constantinople, and Bagdad. They set sail across the Atlantic and established a post in Newfoundland nearly 500 years before Columbus left Castile in 1492.
To this day, Icelanders still possess a need to cross the seas to explore and travel. Many seek educational and work opportunities to gain experience not available on the island. Almost all of them return "home" and bring with them a diverse education, skills, and work experience they have gained worldwide. Because of this, the Icelandic work environment is often dynamic, influenced by many international perspectives.